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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Christian Schweigert, 78, a retired farmer, died Thursday at his late home in Arcanum after a prolonged illness from failing health.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Clara; four daughters, Mrs. Garnet Shear, of Lewisburg; Mrs. Viola McGriff, Greenville, rural route; Mrs. Ora Shields, Arcanum, and Mrs. Waneta Shields, Hollansburg; four sons, Ora, of Gallipolis; Earl of New Lebanon; Charles, of Dayton, and Clarence, Brookville; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at Ithaca, with burial in Lewisburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Mary E. Brown, 69, widow of the late Charles M. Brown, died Wednesday night at her home in Arcanum following a heart attack.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Leo Reed, of Arcanum; two sons, Virgil, of Arcanum, route one, and Lester, Arcanum route three, and a brother, Andrew Baker, of Greenville, route one.

Services were held Saturday in Arcanum, with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Palestine --- Isaac Hamilton, 80, died Friday night at the home of his nephew, Clyde Tedford. He was a retired barber.

Only survivors are several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday afternoon in Arcanum, Rev. Earl Lantz, of Union City, in charge. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born March 8, 1866 in Franklin, IN, the son of David Hamilton (b. PA) and Caroline Lantz (b. Nashville, OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Callie A. Bickel, 68, wife of Charles Bickel, died Thursday at her residence in Greenville after an extended illness. Mrs. Bickel was born at Woodington and had spent her entire life in Darke county.

Besides the husband, she leaves one brother and a sister.

Rites were held Monday afternoon in Greenville. Burial in Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 2, 1946

Charles Miles Found Dead On Farm Near Lynn.

Charles L. Miles, 70 a well-known farmer of three miles southeast of Lynn, was found dead on his farm at 4 p. m. Monday. Acting coroner, Dr. W. S. Dininger, performed an inquest and determined death from natural causes. Mr. Miles was a member of the Lynn Church of Christ.

Surviving are the widow, Malissa; one sister, Mrs. Anna Pierson of Lynn; two brothers, Will and Ed. Both of Lynn; one half-brother, Rollie of Greenville, O.

Final rites will be held Thursday at 3 p. m. at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Burial will be in the Quaker Lynn cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p. m. today.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 3, 1946

Former Union City Man Dies Suddenly; Has Local Survivors.

Charles F. Miller, 62, formerly of Union City, died suddenly from the effects of a heart attack at 11:30 a. m. Tuesday in Anderson, Ind., where he resided. Mr. Miller was born September 27, 1883 in Union City and resided here until 15 years ago when he moved to Anderson.

Survivors include two sons, Glendon, Lowell, Ohio; Charles F. Miller, Jr., Anderson; three daughters, Miss Alice Miller at home; Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Holcomb, Dayton, and Mrs. Anna Lee Delk, near Anderson; three grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd Miller, of Union City, and Clem and Ervin of Dayton, and four sisters, Miss Belle Miller, Mrs. Forrey Barnum, Mrs. Jesse Woodbury and Mrs. Harry Good, all of Union City. His wife Leslie Fox-Miller preceded him in death about eight years ago.

Final rites will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Roselle funeral home in Anderson, with burial in Memorial cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 3, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Jesse B. Rice, 72, a resident of New Madison, died Sunday. He was a retired railroad employe where he worked for 40 years.

Survivors include the widow, Ollie; one son, Earl, of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Rush, of New Madison, and Mrs. Ada Henwood, of New Paris; two grandchildren; two brothers, Henry, of Urbana and Robert, of Miami, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Stella Eddins, and Mrs. Lillian Oswalt, both of Eldorado.

Services were held Tuesday in New Madison, with burial in Greenmound cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born Jan. 13, 1874 in Flemingsburg, KY, the son of Samuel Rice and Mary Jane Holland (both b. KY).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 5, 1946

Brother-In-Law Is Dead From Injuries.

Mrs. James Maris of 302 ? North Columbia street, Union City, has received word from her mother-in-law, Mrs. Ward Maris, Sr., of Pasadena, Calif., that her son, Lt Ward H. Maris, Jr., died in Japan Wednesday morning as a result of a fire which destroyed his barracks. Lt. Maris and the other officers in the barracks were unable to escape the fire.

General Ward Maris, Sr. was visiting the son at the time and rushed to his assistance but it was impossible to get into the building. No other details were disclosed.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ansonia --- Mrs. Julia A. Whitesell, 96, widow of the late John Whitesell, a well known Darke county farmer, died Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Markey, at West Manchester following an extended illness. Mrs. Whitesell resided for several years on a farm near Ansonia.

Surviving are one other daughter, Mrs. Flora Boyd, and a son, Willard Whitesell, both of Dayton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held in West Manchester Thursday, with burial in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 6, 1946

Former Resident Of Union City Fatally Injured.

Reports today show that Sergeant Robert Ulsh, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ulsh, three miles west of Arcanum, formerly of Union City, was fatally injured Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle skidded in loose gravel and overturned on a rural road near his parent's home.

An overseas combat veteran with the army air corps during World War II, Ulsh had spent 15 months in a Nazi prison camp prior to Germany's defeat. He was discharged after V-E day but reenlisted in the air corps last November. He and his family moved from Union City to Arcanum about four years ago.

Besides the parents he leaves a wife, Edna Brand-Ulsh, of Greenville, and one brother and three sisters.

The body was removed to the Stutz and Sando funeral home in Arcanum pending the arrival of Patterson Field officials to arrange for a military funeral.

[Final rites were held Monday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church, northeast of Greenville for Master Sergeant Robert Ulsh. Interment was made in the Greenville Cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 6, 1946

Lifelong Resident Dies At Hospital Today.

Rosetta Williamson, 81, passed away at the Randolph county hospital at 1:15 p. m. Friday. She was a lifelong resident of Randolph county.

She was born in Unionport on October 28, 1864, and lived there all her life with the exception of five years at Lynn and the past four years in Winchester with her son, Herschel Williamson, 227 North Jackson street. She was a member of the old Methodist church in Unionport.

Surviving are the son, Herschel, at whose home she had been living; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Exira, Ia.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker funeral home. Interment will be in Buena Vista cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 8, 1946

Death Claims Alice Woods; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Alice E. Woods, 77, who passed away at the home of Merrett Monks, in Winchester sometime Saturday night, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rehoboth church, between Farmland and Parker, with Rev. Fred Vincent officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Pleasant cemetery, north of Parker.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Leona Horn, of Farmland, and a foster son, Willis Woods, Farmland.

Friends may call at the Thornburg funeral home in Farmland until the time of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 8, 1946

Retired Farmer Succumbs Today At Farm Home.

William R. Smith 83, a prominent retired Randolph county farmer, passed away at 1:30 a. m. today at his farm home on Union City, route four, following a three week illness from complications of senility. He had been seriously ill the last week.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mr. Smith was born in Randolph county January 20, 1863, son of William and Catherine Conklin-Smith. As a youth he attended Round Top school in Wayne township. He was married to Jennie Downing in Union City September 21, 1882, and was a member of the Jericho church.

Besides the wife, he leaves three sons, Claude and Elvin L. Smith, Union City, route five, and Harry L. Smith, of Union City, route four; one daughter, Mrs. Chester Stump, Lynn, route one; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Archie Kelley, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Mollie Turner, Union City, and two brothers, Charles Smith, Union City, and Harry Smith, Muncie.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the residence where friends may call after Tuesday morning.

Last rites will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at the residence, two and one-half miles south of Union City, with Rev. J. A. Watson officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 8, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Eunice Brawley-Hankins, 57, wife of Karl F. Hankins, prominent Greenville jeweler, died Thursday at Wayne hospital there after an extended illness.

Surviving besides the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Russell Kline, of Celina, and Jane Hankins, at home; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helen Hamiel, Detroit, and three brothers, Harrison M. Brawley of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Robert and Roland Brawley, both of Dayton.

Services were held in Greenville Saturday, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 9, 1946

Edward Rector Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Edward F. Rector, 79, of Winchester, died at 10:15 p. m. Sunday at the Randolph County hospital following a lingering illness. Death was due to a heart ailment.

Mr. Rector was born at Lancaster (Jefferson county) Ind., on March 2, 1867, and came to Randolph county in 1911. He was the son of John and Amanda (Boyd) Rector. His wife, Nettie Z. Rector, died in 1938. He was a retired employe of the Anchor Hocking glass factory.

Surviving are five sons, Robert, William and Ward, all of Winchester, Rev. Ralph, of Milford, O., and Guy, of Muncie; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Rector will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Winchester Nazarene church of which he was a member, with Rev. E. Van Houghton and Rev. Elvin Thornburg officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 10, 1946

Have Word Of Death.

Mrs. Guy Williams and Mrs. Corey Bright of Union City have received word of the death of their cousin, Harry Williamson, which occurred in Dayton. Mr. Williamson was the eldest son of George C. and Alice Williamson.

Final rites will be held at the Meek mortuary in Muncie at 2 p. m. Thursday, with burial in a Muncie cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 10, 1946

Death Claims Charles Wade; Rites Wednesday.

Charles Wade, 38, of Winchester, a former employe of the Anchor Hocking Glass company, passed away at the Irene Byron Sanatorium in Fort Wayne Monday evening.

Surviving are the widow, Martha; and three children, Martha Ann, Eva Jean and Everett Leroy, all at home; the father, Elmer, of New Madison, O.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1 p. m. in the chapel of the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville, with Rev. Robert Fribley officiating. Burial was in the Greenmound cemetery at New Madison.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Aaron Froebe, 55-year-old Wayne township farmer, died suddenly Saturday night on a downtown street in Versailles. Froebe collapsed in front of the Reed Brothers Clothing store and died within a few minutes from a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha; one daughter, Doris, at home, and a brother, Orville, Versailles, rural route.

Services were held Tuesday near Versailles, with burial in Greenlawn cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 10, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services for Thomas C. Mangan, 70, who died unexpectedly Saturday night at his late residence in Greenville, were conducted there Tuesday. Interment was in Spring Grove cemetery at Cincinnati. Mr. Mangan was employed at the James hotel. Death was attributed to the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He is survived by his wife, Clara; two sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, one sister and four brothers.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 11, 1946

Mamie Riner Dies Near Lynn; Rites Friday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie E. Riner, 61, who died suddenly at her home southeast of Lynn Wednesday afternoon will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn with Rev. James Tatsch officiating. Burial will be in the Arba cemetery.

Surviving are the husband, Clarence E.; one daughter, Miss Virginia Riner of Richmond; one son, Ralph Riner, also of Richmond; one granddaughter; and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Robertson, of Whitewater.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 11, 1946

Dora Stonerock Dies At Home In Winchester.

Mrs. Dora Stonerock, 78, passed away at her home, 622 East Washington street, at 1 p. m. Wednesday following a lingering illness.

She was born in Darke county, Ohio September 18, 1868 the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ludy. She was a member of the G. A. R., the American Legion auxiliary and the East street Congregational-Christian church.

Surviving are the husband, Andrew J.; five sons, Leonard, Calvin, Eddie and William, all of Winchester, and Sam, of Hodge, La.; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home for burial preparations.

[Funeral services for Mrs. Stonerock were held on Saturday afternoon at the East street Congregational-Christian church with Rev. Leo McKinley and Rev. Gerald Martin in charge. Interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Ithaca --- William McInturf, 85, retired Twin township farmer and livestock buyer, died Tuesday at his home in Ithaca after an extended illness.

Services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence with Rev. Albert Beachler officiating. Interment was made in the mausoleum at the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 12, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Della Anderson, 65, wife of Charles Anderson, well known Franklin township farmer, died Tuesday in the Piqua hospital where she had been admitted three weeks ago for observation and treatment.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons, five brothers and three sisters.

Services will be held at the Anderson residence near the Franklin township school, at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev. Roy Honeyman will officiate and burial will be made in the Abbottsville cemetery near Greenville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 15, 1946

Brother Of Ridgeville Man Dies In Portland.

Glen R. Wilhelm, 50, died at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on South Hayes street, Portland, after an illness of eighteen months. He was a brother of George Wilhelm of Ridgeville.

Services for Mr. Wilhelm will be conducted at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Williamson funeral home in Portland with Rev. Lee Tyndall officiating. Interment will be in the Green Park cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 15, 1946

Clifton Crow Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Clifton Crow, 54, died at the Randolph County hospital at 7 o'clock Sunday night following a stroke several days ago.

Surviving are the mother, Mrs. John D. Crow, of Winchester; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Williams, Mrs. Martha Wright and Miss Julia Crow, all of Winchester; two brothers, William, of Winchester, and George of Muncie.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home in Winchester late Tuesday afternoon to the residence at 501 East North street where friends may call.

Services for Mr. Crow will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Main Street Church of Christ by Rev. Raymond D. Harris. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 15, 1946

Former Resident Of County Dies In Muncie; Rites Are Held Today.

Funeral services for Joseph L. Haisley, 78, a former resident of Randolph county who died at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Hoover, in Muncie, were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Potter-Stephens funeral home in Muncie with Rev. W. H. Harrison, pastor of the Madison street Methodist church in charge. Burial was in Beech Grove cemetery.

Mr. Haisley at one time lived in Losantville where he was a member of the Friends church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Montgomery, of Muncie, Mrs. Hugh Thomas, of Union City, and Mrs. Hoover; two brothers, Thomas Haisley, of Richmond, and Ollie Haisley, of Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Colvin of Sulphur Springs; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 16, 1946

Emma Gamester, Farmland, Dies; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland for Mrs. Emma Gamester, 74, of Hammond, and formerly of Farmland, who died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Belles. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

She was the widow of Russell Gamester. Surviving are the daughter, three sisters, Mrs. Addie Franklin, Mrs. Callie Ullom and Mrs. Ola Ullom, all of near Winchester, and one brother Daniel Ruble, of Farmland.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Farmland until the time of the services.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 17, 1946

Death Claims Elizabeth Frick At Dayton.

In failing health for some time, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Frick, 69, who has been a resident of Union City for 29 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Kinser, Dayton, at 4 p. m. Monday.

The deceased was born in Mercer county, Ohio, the daughter of Silas and Marier Kettle and was united in marriage to William A. Frick, who precedes her in death. Mrs. Frick was a member of the Union City Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Kinser of Dayton and Dorothy Fisher of Winchester; three sons, Glenn of Union City; Norval of Lebanon, Ind. And Kenneth in the army; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Final rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p. m. in the Union City Methodist church with the pastor, Rev. E. E. Kaufman, officiating. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery.

The body was returned from the Fraze funeral home to the Glenn Frick home, 312 South Plum street where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.

[Obituary published July 29 excerpts --- She was born June 7, 1877, in Mercer Co., OH, the last of eight children, of which two brothers, Mr. Ben Kettle of Portland, Ind., and Mr. Ed. Kettle of Wabash, Ohio and three sister, Mrs. William Crouch of Wabash, Ohio, Mrs. Belle Martin, of Piqua, Ohio and Mrs. Goldie Golihue of Michigan survive.

She was united in marriage to William Frick Aug. 1896 at Ft. Recovery, Ohio. To this union were born nine children, four of whom preceded her in death and the five surviving children, Mrs. William Kinser of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Roger Fisher of Winchester, Ind., Mr. Glenn Frick of Union City, Ind., Mr. Norval Frick of Lebanon, Ind. And Kenneth Frick who is in the service, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The last ten years of her life she was a semi-invalid as the result of a paralytic stroke. She was a member of the Methodist since childhood.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 18, 1946

Mother of Lynn Man Dies In Richmond; Funeral To Be Friday.

Richmond, Ind., July 18 --- Mrs. Martha Jane Kirtley, 82, died Tuesday at the home of her daughters, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Florence Kirtley, 317 South Third street.

She leaves six daughters, Mrs. William A. Ridout, Greensfork; Mrs. Lillian Gerard, Miss Bertha Kirtley, both of Connersville; Mrs. R. M. Hamilton, near Eaton; Miss Elizabeth and Miss Florence Kirtley, Richmond; three sons, Albert of Dayton; Russell of Lynn, and Robert of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Cort Troxell, Connersville; Mrs. Watt Mooreland, Los Angeles.

Funeral services for Mrs. Kirtley will be held Friday at 2 p. m. in the Wiseman & Gift funeral home in Cambridge City. Burial will be in the village cemetery south of Connersville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 18, 1946

J. D. McConkey, 23, Is Dead; Funeral Friday.

Joseph D. McConkey, 23, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McConkey, southwest of Lynn, Wednesday morning.

Surviving in addition to the parents are two brothers, Frank of Fort Know, Ky., John at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Moore of Richmond, Dorothy and Joyce Ann, both at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dolan of Cambridge City.

Funeral services for Mr. McConkey will be held at 2 p. m. Friday, at the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery at Cambridge City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 19, 1946

Death Claims William Sipe, U. C. Resident.

William Henry Sipe, 79, died Thursday at 10:45 p. m. at his late residence on the west end of Division street, Union City.

The deceased was born in Fulton county, Pennsylvania, on April 9, 1867, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Rebecca (Oakman) Sipe. He attended the Fulton county school and was united in marriage with Anna Mae Everts in McHollansburg [?], Pa., in 1902.

Mr. Sipe, the last of 13 children, has been a member of the Union City Methodist church for the past 45 years and the I. O. O. F. for 50 years.

Surviving are four sons, Clem A. and Wallace H., of Union City;Albert W. of Los Angeles, Cal., and J. Marvin of Huston, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Flaud Marie Hart of Union City and Mrs. Pearl Anna Hartman of Richmond; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Fraze funeral home in Union City with Rev. E. E. Kaufman officiating. Burial will be made in the city cemetery.

The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call from 6 o'clock tonight until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 19, 1946

U. C. Woman's Mother Dies In Bluffton.

Mrs. Alva McCarter of Union City has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Joel Reinhard, 64, in Bluffton, Thursday.

Surviving besides Mrs. McCarter, is the husband, one son, Ennis Reinhard of Craigville; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Funeral rites will be conducted Sunday at 1 p. m. at the late residence in Bluffton with burial in the Craigville Christian church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1946

Death Follows Short Illness; Rites Monday.

An illness of only a week caused the death of Mrs. Mildred Mola Lindley, 36, a resident of Union City for 12 years and the wife of Forrest Lindley, 958 East Elm street, Friday morning.

Mrs. Lindley was born in Verona, Ohio in 1910 the daughter of George and Barbara (Cupp) Locke.

Survivors include, besides the husband, four sisters, Mrs. George Sholley of Arcanum; Quilla Albright of Verona, Ohio; Mrs. Tom Cook of St. Catherine, Canada and Mrs. Maud Ruben of Greenville; five brothers, Roy and Roscoe Locke of Dayton; Dale Locke of Verona, Ohio; Carl Locke of Covington, Ohio and Luther Locke of Arcanum, Ohio.

Final rites will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Brooks funeral home in Union City with Rev. Earl Lantz, pastor of the Greenville Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in the Ithaca cemetery.

Friends may call any time at the funeral home until the hour of the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1946

Beth A. Johnson, 4, Dies At Hospital; Funeral Is Sunday.

Funeral services for Beth Ann, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson, West South street, Winchester, will be conducted Sunday at 3 p. m. at the Winchester Friends church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Death occurred at 4:45 p. m. Friday at the Randolph County hospital, where Beth Ann had been taken earlier in the day. She had been ill only three days.

Surviving, other than the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merton Chamness of Winchester and Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Hiatt of Lynn.

Friends may call at the Maynard and Walker funeral home after 7 p. m. today.

The father is the county representative of the Standard Oil company.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1946

McKibben Twins Die In Union City Hospital; Last Rites Today.

Phillip Ray and Phyllis Kay McKibben, infant twins of Albert and Delore (Minton) McKibben, of Union City, route 2, died Friday in the Union City hospital. The were born Friday morning.

Surviving besides the parents are three brothers and one sister.

Double graveside services were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Union City city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 20, 1946

Ex-Ridgeville Woman Dies In County Hospital.

Mrs. Emma Williamson, widow of the late Guy Williamson, died at the Randolph County hospital at 7 p. m. Friday following a two weeks' illness.

She was a former resident of Ridgeville, but had been living in Winchester for the past few months. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the Fraze funeral home in Winchester for burial preparation. Last rites will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 22, 1946

Raymond Rinard Dies At Hospital; Services Tuesday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester for Raymond Carl Rinard, 62, of 727 Brown street, Winchester, who died at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at the Randolph County hospital following an illness of five days.

Rev. Herbert Boase will officiate and interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Kindell, Winchester; one son, Clyde Rinard, Winchester; two sisters, Mrs. Etta Burgess and Cora Bell, both of Hartford City; two brothers, Evan Rinard, Hartford City, and Jesse Rinard, Montpelier; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence after 7 o'clock Monday night until the hour before the funeral.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 23, 1946

Short Illness Is Fatal To Walter Fogleman.

Walter C. Fogleman, 62, died Sunday at his farm home, 1 ? miles east of Lightsville, Ohio, after a four day illness.

He leaves his wife, Rosa; three daughters, Vema at home; Mrs. Carrie Bromagen of Union City, and Mrs. Wavelene Arnett of Bowling Green, Ohio, and two grandchildren.

Mr. Fogleman was a member of the Hiestand United Brethren church where services will be held at two p. m. Wednesday with Rev. H. P. Snapp officiating. Burial will be made in the Teegarden cemetery east of Union City.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

[Oliver Funeral Home Records state that Walter Clarence Fogleman was born July 31, 1883 in PA, the son of Connard Fogleman and Lucy Shadle (both b. PA).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 23, 1946

Former Resident, Lulu Morgan, Dies In Lancaster.

Mrs. Lulu Morgan, 75, former resident of Union City, died at 2:10 a. m. Monday at her home in Lancaster, Ohio, according to word received here. She was married to William Morgan who died, May 13, 1932.

While in Union City, Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Research club and the Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. V. Thornburg of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., formerly of Union City; Mrs. Ralph Huber of Greenville and Miss Catharine Morgan at home; one brother, Oscar Macy of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; Mrs. A. H. Dollison of Charleston, W. Va., and four grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Spartanburg cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 23, 1946

Retired Farmer Dies At Home Near Ridgeville.

W. Howard Armstrong, 89, retired farmer died Monday evening at his home, four miles east of Ridgeville, following an illness of six months.

Survivors include the widow, Ella; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lynn, of Union City, and Mrs. Ossie Sebeneck, of Los Angeles, Calif.; four sons, Charles, of Winchester, Homer, of Cincinnati, Walter, of near Ridgeville, and Elmer, of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Deerfield Methodist church with Rev. Milton Persons in charge. Burial will be in the Deerfield cemetery.

The body will be removed to the residence from the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville tonight, where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 23, 1946

County Native Dies In Texas; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Jacob O. Barker, 74, a former resident of Randolph county who passed away in Texarkana, Texas at 8:15 p. m. Sunday were conducted at the Thornburg mortuary in Farmland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Mr. Barker was born in Randolph county and spent most of his life around Farmland and Winchester.

Surviving are the widow, Flora; three daughters, Mrs. Louise Markley, of Bluffton, Mrs. Hazel Allen, of New York, and Ruth Barker, of Fort Wayne; two sons, Charles, of Hartford City, and Harlan, of Dunkirk; two sisters, Mrs. David Thornburg, of California, and Mrs. Flora Harris, of Texas.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 25, 1946

Aged Resident Of Union City Passes Away.

Mrs. Ida Ella Maloon, 83, wife of the late Josiah Maloon, East Side marshal for a number of years, passed away at 1:30 a. m. today at her home, 251 Sycamore street, Union City, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Maloon was born in New Paris, Ohio, June 4, 1863, daughter of John and Emily Eberly-Slife, and attended the New Paris school. A resident of the Union City community practically all her life, she was married to Mr. Maloon in the parsonage of the United Brethren church in 1885. Mrs. Maloon was a member of the Free Methodist church in Union City.

The last member of the Slife family, she is survived by three sons, Carl, Lawrence and Charles Maloon, and one daughter, Mrs. William Elwell, all of Union City; 12 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A son, Earl, also preceded her in death.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home pending burial arrangements.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Free Methodist church with Rev. George Wiegand officiating, assisted by Rev. R. B. Ditmyer. The burial was made in the Union City cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 25, 1946

82-Year-Old Woman Dies At Lightsville.

Mrs. Mary C. Shomber, 82, wife of Henry Shomber, died at 5:45 p. m. Tuesday at her home in Lightsville after a seven-month illness from heart trouble.

Mrs. Shomber had resided in Lightsville for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Rose Hill U. B. church.

Besides the husband she leaves three sons, John, of New Weston; Thursman, of Columbus, and Earl, Dayton; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and five brothers and sisters. They are: William H. May and Mrs. Charlotte Gagle, both of Fort Recovery; Fred May, Salamonia, Indiana, and Mrs. Lydia Haley and John May, both of Portland.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Lightsville Methodist church with Rev. Noble Schlecty officiating. Burial will be in Fort Recovery cemetery.

[Mary Catherine Shomber was the daughter of Philip May and Caroline Young]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 25, 1946

Cora Mann Dies In Huntsville; Services Saturday.

Funeral services will be held in the Huntsville Methodist church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock (CST) for Mrs. Cora Mann, 74, who died at 6:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at her home in Huntsville. Rev. Zelma Mills will officiate and interment will be in the Huntsville cemetery.

Mrs. Mann was the widow of Reuben Mann and had been in ill health for several weeks.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Louisa Hancock, of Modoc, and Mrs. Linnie Belcher of Muncie; three brothers, Elsworth Durbin, of Kokomo, Percy Durbin, of Winchester, and Oran Durban of Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, July 25, 1946

Darke County Death.

Eldorado --- Mrs. Matilda Brubaker, 85, widow of Charles Brubaker, died in Greenville Tuesday.

Surviving are one son, Earl, of Gettysburg; three brothers, F. M. Petry, of Eldorado; Rev. E. S. Petry, of Burnettsville, Ind., and Rev. Chester Petry, of Dayton and two sisters, Mrs. Susie Gingrey, of Castine, Ohio, and Mrs. Libbie Petry, of Greenville.

Final rites for Mrs. Brubaker were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Price's Church of the Brethren. Burial was in Stumps cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, July 26, 1946

Darke County Death.

Pittsburgh --- Funeral services were held Thursday at the Pittsburgh Methodist church for John H. Porter, 71, retired Pittsburgh businessman, whose death occurred Tuesday at Wayne hospital in Greenville. Burial was in Mote cemetery.

Immediate survivors include his wife, Vashti; one brother, William Porter, of Phillipsburg, and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Griffith, also of Phillipsburg; Mrs. Ella Korns, Shiloh, and Mrs. Edna Best, Dayton.

[Note - Town name should be Pitsburg as it is spelled in Darke Co., OH.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 27, 1946

O. M. Huffman Dies At Home In Winchester.

Oliver Morton Huffman, 67, a lifelong resident of Randolph county, died of a heart disease at his home southeast of Winchester Friday morning. He had been in ill health for several years.

Mr. Huffman was born in Randolph county February 11, 1879, the son of Thomas L. and Sarah Huffman. He was a retired farmer and had been a dairyman in Randolph county for the past 15 years. He was a member of the Mt. Zion church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Wooters and Mrs. Daurene Austin, both of Muncie, and Mrs. Marie Henisa, of Winchester; four sons, Roy, of Richmond; Lee, of Saratoga; Robert, of Winchester, and Ernest, of the U. S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Maud Hill, of Farmland; Mrs. Ralph Hiatt, of Alexandria, and Mrs. Beech Roosa, of Winchester; one brother, Earl, of Winchester.

Funeral services for Mr. Huffman will be held at 3 p. m. Sunday at the Maynard and Walker funeral chapel in Winchester. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, July 27, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Charles Schneck, 83, a retired Darke county farmer, died Wednesday at Piqua Memorial hospital. Since the death of his wife he had made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Pierre V. Coppess, northeast of Greenville.

Immediate survivors include the daughter, another daughter, Mrs. Clara Saylor, Dayton; a brother, Ozro Schneck, Greenville; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 29, 1946

Death Claims Linnie Coats; Rites Tuesday.

Funeral services for Linnie Myrtle Coats, 70, wife of Edgar C. Coats, who was found dead in bed at her home, 628 W. Washington street, Winchester, by her son, Telfer, of Fort Wayne, early Sunday morning, will be conducted at the residence at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Zelma Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery at Winchester.

Mrs. Coats had gone to Muncie with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Telfer Coats, of Fort Wayne, who had come to spend the weekend, and returned home about 11 p. m. When Mr. Coats went to awaken his mother Sunday he found her dead. Dr. W. S. Dininger, deputy Randolph county coroner said death occurred between 5 and 6 a. m. Sunday due to coronary occlusion.

Born near Harrisville, May 17, 1876, Mrs. Coats was a lifelong resident of Randolph county. She was the daughter of John and Rebecca (Mullin) Wilson. She was a member of the Friends church.

Surviving besides the husband are five sons, Telfer, Ralph, of Muncie; Norval, of Chicago; and Charles and Troy, both of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Hardwick and Mrs. Frank Gulley, both of Connersville; a sister, Mrs. John Keys, of Winchester, and several grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester and will be returned to the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, July 29, 1946

Earl Funk Dies In Indianapolis; Services Tuesday.

Final rites will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the Losantville Christian church for Earl Funk, 39, of west of Losantville, who died at midnight Saturday at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Rev. Denver Medsker will officiate and burial will be in the Salem cemetery.

Surviving are the widow, Lois; two sons, Max and Don; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Funk, of Winchester; and five brothers, George, of Richmond, Roy and Herbert, of Winchester, Albert, of Lynn, and Henry, of Union City; one sister, Mrs. Ira Wysong, of Winchester.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 30, 1946

Retired Farmer Dies At Home In Union City.

Thomas Donahue, 84, a retired farmer, was claimed by death at his residence, 638 North Plum street, Union City, Monday at 4:20 p. m. after an extended illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Donahue was born in Preble county, Ohio, March 9, 1862, son of Thomas Donahue and Mary Ireland. He attended Preble county schools and at an early age came to Union City where he completed his schooling. Fifty-eight years ago he was married to Carrie Bunch at the St. Marys Catholic church. Mr. Donahue had followed the occupation of farming in the community until eight years ago when he retired and made his home in Union City.

Besides the wife, Mr. Donahue is survived by a son, Charles D., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Ebeling, Union City; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 9:30 a. m. in the St. Mary church with Father Aquinas Knoff in charge. Interment will be made in the church cemetery, northwest of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 6 p. m.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, July 30, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Emma Cassel, 71, formerly of Pitsburg, died Friday afternoon at the St. Clair Home, Greenville, after a six-month illness from complications.

Immediate survivors include two brothers, Albery Kaut, of Laura, and Edward Kaut, Dayton; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Thompson and Mrs. Lizzie Mohley, both of California, and several nieces and nephews.

Rites were held Monday in Arcanum,with burial in Mote cemetery, near Pitsburg.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that Emma Agness Cassell was born June 27, 1875 at Clayton, OH, the daughter of George F. Kaut and Rosana Miller (both b. in Germany).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 31, 1946

Former Resident Of Ridgeville Dies In East.

Lawrence Main, 41, former resident of Ridgeville, who died Monday in Providence, R. I., will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Rust funeral home in Albany. Rev. George Addington will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside cemetery, Ridgeville. Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.

A graduate of the Ridgeville high school, Mr. Main left Ridgeville twenty years ago.

Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Ossa Addington of Farmland, Mrs. Ellen Ullom of near Winchester; Mrs. Adelpha Retter, Miss Olive Main and Mrs. Vista Rust, all of Ridgeville, and two brothers, Gail and Elbert, both of Farmland.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 31, 1946

James A. King Dies Suddenly In Union City.

James A. King, 74-year-old retired railroad man, died at his home, 723 East Elm street, Union City, very suddenly Tuesday afternoon from the effects of a heart attack.

A native of New Madison, O., Mr. King was born November 3, 1872, son of Burr and Anna Mackey-King. He attended the school near his home and had spent the past 60 years in Union City. Mr. King was a member of the Railroad Brotherhood and Macabees.

Surviving are the widow, Louella; three sons, Herbert and Forrest, both of Sidney, Ohio, and Reno, at home; one brother, Clayton King, Anderson, Ind., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a. m. at the residence with Rev. D. G. Berkebile officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home to the residence where friends may call at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 31, 1946

Heart Attack Is Fatal To A. D. Buckmaster.

Ill for more than two weeks, Amos D. Buckmaster, 68, died suddenly of a heart attack at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday at his home, 703 Richmond street, Winchester.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Friday at the Summers funeral home in charge of Rev. Gerald Martin, pastor of the Congregational-Christian church. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery. The body will remain at the mortuary, where friends may call after 8:30 o'clock tonight.

Mr. Buckmaster, a former banker of Linn Grove, teacher, grocer and well known maker of custom built furniture, had been a resident of Winchester for 24 years, coming here from Adams county.

Mr. Buckmaster was born December 4, 1877 in Jefferson township, Adams county, the son of David and Sarah (Hutchison) Buckmaster. He was married to Pearl Ramsey, who survives, on August 25, 1900.

A school teacher and grocer in Jefferson township, he later became affiliated with the Linn Grove bank where he remained as an executive for 14 years. Coming to Winchester, he specialized in making high grade furniture and for the last two years had been connected with his son, Delno, in the grocery business.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Warren Holloway of Winchester and Mrs. Charles Engle of Lynn; three sons, Kenneth of Eaton, Ohio, and Wright and Delno of Winchester, and 14 grandchildren. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, July 31, 1946

Henry Butler Drops Dead At Neighbor's Farm.

Henry Butler, 68, a farmer residing on the J. M. Haynes farm north of Modoc, dropped dead around 10 a. m. Tuesday while baling hay on the Orson Wine farm. Death was thought due to a heart disease.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Orval Brouse, of Winchester, Mrs. John Dietz, of New Castle, and Mrs. Eugene Wood, of Parker; five grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert Butler, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl Butler, of Cambridge City; one sister, Mrs. William Graham, of Frederickstown, Mo.

The body was removed to the Reynard funeral home in Modoc for burial preparations. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 1, 1946

Darke County Death.

Pleasant Hill --- Hugh H. Kimmel, 84, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Forrest Kimmel, two miles northwest of Pleasant Hill, after a short illness.

Besides the son, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bertha May Zechar, of Arcanum, and Mrs. Elizabeth O'Dell, of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at the Home of Funerals, Pleasant Hill. Burial was in the Mote cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 2, 1946

Cora Thornburg, Lifelong County Resident Dies.

Cora I. Thornburg, 82, a lifetime resident of Randolph county, died Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rhoda Hough, 302 South Columbia street, in Union City, of a heart disease.

Mrs. Thornburg had been in failing health for several years. She was born in Randolph county March 12, 1864 the daughter of Jonathan J. and Hannah L. (Rarick) Mikesell. She was married January 1, 1885 and until last year when she went to make her home with her daughter in Union City had resided on her farm five miles southeast of Winchester for sixty-two years.

Survivors are three daughters, Mary E. Kemp, of Winchester, Rhoda Mae Hough, of Union City, at whose home Mrs. Thornburg died, and Mrs. Horace Lee, of near Winchester; one sister, Mrs. Lon Isenbarger, of Lynn; three brothers, George Mikesell, of Greensfork, Frank Mikesell, of near Winchester, and Willie Mikesell, of Pioneer, O.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester, where funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Jericho cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 2, 1946

Union City Man Dies Suddenly In Automobile.

Charles C. Boyer, 50, of 625 East Main street, Union City, died suddenly from a heart attack Thursday afternoon in his automobile in front of the office of a city physician where he was planning to receive medical care. A maintenance man for the New York Central Railroad System, he had been in failing health for two years.

Mr. Boyer was born in Rossburg October 11, 1895, son of W. A. and Laura Bell York-Boyer, and attended Versailles high school. He was married to Blanche Meeds at Rossburg in 1923, and he and his wife came to Union City last September.

In addition to the widow, he is survived by the sons, Clifford and Paul Kenneth, both at home; his father, William, of Versailles; one brother, Clarence, of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Williamson, of Piqua, Ohio. One sister and a brother preceded him in death.

Mr. Boyer was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Was and Eagles lodge.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 6 p. m. today.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Christian church in Versailles with Rev. Joseph Weeks officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn cemetery in Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 5, 1946

Last Rites Held For County Native.

Services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Polingtown church for Mrs. Ida Goff, 80, native of Randolph county, who died at the home of her son, Lafe, near Polingtown, Saturday.

She was born in Randolph county April 28, 1866, the daughter of Nelson and Bertane White-Anderson. Burial was in the Gravel Hill cemetery near Bryant.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 5, 1946

Funeral Services Are Held For Farmland Man.

Funeral services for Daniel L. Ruble, 68, Portland Drop Forge company employe, who died Saturday evening at his home in Farmland, were held at the residence at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. George Addingrton and Rev. Henry Miller officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery.

Survivors are the widow, Grace; one daughter, Mrs Delbert Hiatt, of Farmland; one son, Vernon, of Winchester; two granddaughters; and three sisters, Mrs. Addie Franklin, Mrs. Callie Ullom and Mrs. Ollie Ullom, all of near Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 5, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Amanda Wright, 81, widow of Charles Wright, a retired Darke county farmer, died Friday at her residence in Greenville following an extended illness.

Services were held Sunday in Greenville, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born July 1, 1865 in Montgomery Co., OH, the daughter of Henry Brown and Catherine Hoover (both b. PA). Survivors include one son, Russell Wright, Vancouver, B. C.; four daughters, Mabel Hessong, of Chetek, WI, Elmira Baker, Greenville, OH, Elsie Rogers, of Stewart Valley, of Sask., Canada and Marvel Sanders, of Greenville, OH; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 6, 1946

Retired Postal Employee Dies At Winchester.

William S. Preston, 81, a retired postal employee of Winchester, died Monday night at 10 o'clock at the Randolph County hospital. He had been in ill health for the past five years and in a serious condition since May.

Mr. Preston was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are several cousins, including Miss Mason, of Muncie, Ward Segraves, of Detroit, Mich., Thursa Schlecty, of Whiting, Ind., and Lawrence Segraves, of Flint, Ind.

Funeral services for Mr. Preston will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 6, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Rosa Kosier, 84, formerly of Gettysburg, died Friday night at the Brethren Church Home, Greenville.

Immediate survivors include a son, Harold Horner, of New Paris; six grandsons and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ora Sanders, of Springfield, and three brothers, James Horner and R. E. Horner, Greenville, and Forest Horner, Springfield.

Services were held Monday at Gettysburg, with burial in Gettysburg cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born January 12, 1862, the daughter of Robert C. Horner and Sarah Clark (both b. Darke Co., OH). She was divorced.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 7, 1946

Lynn Cyclist Is Dead; Companion Seriously Hurt.

One Lynn man is dead and another lies seriously injured in Reid Memorial hospital at Richmond as the result of a motorcycle-automobile accident at N. Tenth and J streets in Richmond at 7:40 p. m. Tuesday.

Dead is Raymond Gall, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gall, of Lynn.

Seriously injured is Ray E. Brenaman, 16, son of of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brenaman, also of Lynn.

Gall died at the Reid Memorial hospital within 40 minutes after the accident, and was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn, where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the residence in Lynn with Rev. J. E. Slimp in charge. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn cemetery at North Manchester.

Surviving are the widow, Theadora; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Gall, of Lynn; two brothers, Benny and Don, both of Lynn; two half-brothers, Eubert Rice, of Marion, and Max Rice, of Indianapolis; two half-sisters, Mrs. Naomi Rumple, of Marion, and Mrs. Helen Hosier, of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.

The accident occurred, police said, when the motorcycle attempted to pass an automobile on the right-hand side. The automobile was driven by Fred Wesley Fritts, Richmond route 1. His wife and five-month-old daughter were passengers. No one in the automobile was injured.

Police said the motorcycle crashed into the side of the Fritts machine when the automobile began a right-hand turn of North Tenth street onto North J street. Both vehicles were headed north.

Brenaman, who will be a senior in the Lynn high school this fall, riding with Gall on the motorcycle, suffered cuts about the chest and head, left arm, and knee. The motorcycle was owned by Brenaman but police were unable to learn which man was driving the vehicle.

Both Gall and Brenaman were employed at the Wayne Works in Richmond.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 7, 1946

Death Claims Sister Of U. C. Resident; Local Burial Planned.

Mrs. Irene Gilson, 71, passed away at her residence in Chicago Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. She had been in failing health for several years.

A resident of Chicago for many years, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Mary Coffin-Kerr.

Surviving are the husband, Bert; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Katzenberger, of Indianapolis; two grandsons, Morris and Jack; two sisters, Miss Jessie Kerr and Mrs. John Arthur, Union City, and one brother, Orpha Kerr, Long Beach, Calif.

The body has been brought to the Fraze funeral home here where friends may call at any time.

Tentative services for Mrs. Gilson are arranged for 3:30 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 7, 1946

James Spitler, Prominent Jay County Man, Dies.

James A. Spitler, 83, prominent retired school teacher and farmer of Madison township, Jay county, passed away at 4:15 a. m. today at his home where he had resided for 62 years. Mr. Spitler suffered a heart attack in April and had been in failing health, seriously ill for the past eight days.

He was born October 25, 1862 in Mercer county, Ohio, the son of Ephriam and Ann (Anderson) Spitler, and on August 28, 1884, he married Alice Roe, who preceded him in death. In January of 1930 he married Alma Hataway, who also preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son, Orla R. Spitler of Chicago; two daughter, Mrs. Cecil Bosworth of Portland, and Mrs. Mora Bunker of northwest of Union City; two step-daughters, Mrs. Howard Gray of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Marian Hicks of San Diego, Calif; three grandsons; four granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the Pleasant Hill Christian-Congregational church in charge of Rev. Zelma Mills with interment in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.

The body will be returned to the late residence from the Williamson funeral home in Portland Thursday noon where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 7, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- George W. Anderson, 77, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Hollansburg from the effects of a heart attack. A retired plumber, he had resided in Hollansburg five and one-half years.

Surviving are the widow, Bertha; one son, Cryll, of Arcadia, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Madge Schultz of Detroit, Mich., and three grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at New Madison, with burial in Hollansburg cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that he was born June 26, 1869 at Bethel, Ind., the son of Alexander Anderson and Ann Chenoweth (b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 8, 1946

Mrs. W. E. Moy Dies Thursday At Lynn Home.

Mrs. William E. Moy, 71, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. J. White, in Lynn, at about six o'clock Thursday morning, following an illness of six weeks duration. Mrs. Moy was a former resident of Linton, Indiana, having resided there for thirty years prior to coming to Lynn.

Surviving are the husband, William E. Moy; one son, Odis E. Moy, of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. White, of Lynn, and Mrs. John E. Moyer of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Clate Baize, of Linton, Indiana, and Mrs. John Daffron of New Mexico; two brothers, James T. Davis, of Sunnydale, Ky., and Cap Davis, of Anderson, Indiana; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Mrs. Moy will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30, at the Lynn Church of the Nazarene in charge of Rev. L. E. Tucker.

Friends may call at the Thomas funeral home chapel at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 10, 1946

Mrs. McHarvey, 71, Dies At Daughter's Home.

Mrs. Florence Emma McHarvey, 71, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Wilcox, six miles northeast of Winchester.

She leaves two brothers Bart Harvey of Winchester, and Lon of Unionport, and the daughter at whose home she died.

The body was removed to the Summers funeral home where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 12, 1946

Robert Myers, Modoc Youth, Dies Suddenly.

Robert Myers, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Myers, of Modoc, died suddenly at 9:45 o'clock Sunday night. Causes of his death was not immediately determined.

Surviving besides the parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Allen Warren, of Mooreland, Mrs. Ralph Foutz, of Modoc, Mrs. Howard Medsker, of Muncie, and Barbara, at home; four brothers, David, of Muncie, James of Marion and Richard and Hal, at home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Modoc Nazarene church with Rev. Walter Reds officiating, assisted by Rev. C. J. Kerlin. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

The body will be removed from the Reynard funeral home in Modoc to the residence this evening where friends may call

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 12, 1946

Former Union City Resident Dies At Home In Springfield.

Hugh Binkley, 63, a former resident of Union City, died at 4:50 o'clock this morning at his home in Springfield, Ohio, following a ten day illness from complications.

He was born in May, 1883 in Hillgrove and attended the Union City schools. Mr. Binkley worked at the old Stumps bakery in Union City until he moved to Springfield about 25 years ago. In Springfield he was employed at the Kelly- Robe roller.

He and his wife, Louise, visited relatives and friends in Union City three weeks ago.

Surviving besides the wife are a brother, Clayton Binkley, of Union City, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Thornburg, of Muncie.

Tentative funeral arrangements have been set for Wednesday afternoon at the Middleton mortuary in Springfield. Burial will be in the Glen Dale cemetery in that city.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 12, 1946

Rites For Infant Held.

Graveside services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at the Saratoga cemetery for Adam Hines, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hines of Saratoga. The bay was born at the Union City hospital Saturday evening and died seven hours later.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 13, 1946

Louise Mundhenk Passes Away; Rites Wednesday.

Mrs. Louise Mundhenk, 96 years old, passed away at her residence, four and one-half miles west of Union City on Winchester, Route four, late Monday morning after a few day's serious illness from a complication of diseases. She had been bedfast since December 1.

She was born in Cincinnati July 4, 1850, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller. She attended the Cincinnati schools and at the age of 15 came to Union City where she completed her education. In 1869 she was married to Henry Schneiderman who died in 1872. She was married a second time to Charles Carl Mundhenk in Union City during 1882. He also preceded her in death in 1928. Mrs. Mundhenk was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Union City.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Jeanette Mundhenk, at home, and Mrs. Clara Holdeman, Winchester; two sons, Fred Mundhenk, at home, and E. H. Schneiderman, of Kokomo, Ind.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

The body has been removed from the Fraze funeral home in Union City to the late residence where friends may call at any time.

Final rites will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Union City Lutheran church with Rev. A. J. Klopfer in charge. Burial will be in the city cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 13, 1946

Darke County Death.

Coletown --- Miss Mary Catherine Cole, 84, a member of one of Darke county's pioneer families, died Friday at Wayne hospital in Greenville from the effects of a stroke she had suffered about 10 days ago. Miss Cole was the daughter of the late Joseph Cole, one of the founders of the village of Coletown, where she had spent her entire life. She had been a devout member of the Coletown Christian church for many years and was very active in community affairs.

Immediate survivors include two brothers, Ben Cole, of Greenville, route four, and Charles Cole, of Coletown.

Services were held Monday at Coletown,with burial in Sharpeye cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 21, 1862 in Coletown, Darke Co., OH, the daughter of Joseph Cole and Sarah Ann Shively (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 14, 1946

Fay N. Hunt Dies At Randolph County Hospital.

Mrs. Fay N. Hunt, 56, of one and one-half miles southwest of Farmland, died at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Tuesday.

Surviving are the husband, J. D. Hunt; two brothers, William T. Parkison, of Muncie, and Dan M. Parkison, of Farmland; four sisters, Mrs. Echoe Thompson, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Maude M. Zoller and Mrs. Nelle West, both of Muncie and Mrs. Odessa Flanagan, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday at the Union church with Rev. N. H. Thornburg officiating. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 14, 1946

Edward Morgan Dies Suddenly At Home Near Lynn.

Edward L. Morgan, 55, died very suddenly at his home southeast of Lynn at 9:30 o'clock this morning.

Mr. Morgan was working in a field and it is thought he suffered a heart attack. Death was instantaneous.

Surviving are the widow, Mae; one daughter, Barbara Jean at home; four brothers, Charles of Greenville; Will and Glen of Spartanburg; and Norman of Richmond.

The body was removed to the Thomas funeral home in Lynn. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

[Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Spartanburg Methodist church With Rev. Wilbur Thorne officiating. Interment was in the Spartanburg cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- John Noggle, 67-year-old Darke county farmer, dropped dead Saturday while working in a barnyard adjoining his home, one and one-half miles southwest of Fort Jefferson. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Survivors include his wife, Matilda; one daughter, Mrs. Jennings Folkerth, of New Madison, route one; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Nora Fry, Greenville.

Services were held Tuesday at Fort Jefferson with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial was in Fort Jefferson cemetery.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that he was born January 3, 1879 in Darke Co., OH, the son of Thomas Noggle and Mary Ray (both b. Darke Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 14, 1946

Darke County Death.

Pitsburg --- Mrs. Catherine Aukerman, 71, of near Pitsburg, died Saturday at Miami Valley hospital, Dayton, where she had recently undergone a major operation.

She leaves one son, Ira, of Greenville, route two; three daughters, Mrs. Ermal Jobes, Arcanum, route two; Mrs. Applegate, Tennessee, and Mrs. Elizabeth Beard, of near Bradford; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Oswal and Mrs. Anna Roll, both of Greenville, rural route, and four brothers, Daniel, Jesse and Ira Flory, all of Arcanum, and John Flory, Pitsburg.

Services were held Tuesday at the Old Order German Baptist church, east of Painter Creek, with burial in Newcomer's cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 16, 1946

Four Year Illness Claims Life Of Laura I. Snook.

After a four year illness from complications, Mrs. Laura Irene Snook, 74, wife of the late Daniel Snook, died at 11:55 p. m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. [Lana] Norman Hart, 219 Cedar street, Union City.

A lifelong resident of the Union City community, Mrs. Snook was born in Jackson, Ohio township, August 7, 1872, daughter of Joseph and Katherine Sierer-Eichelberger. She attended Thomas school in Darke county and was a member of the United Brethren church and ladies' aid of the church.

Surviving besides the daughter, are two other daughters, Mrs. [Ella] Clifford Conklin, of Union City, and Mrs. [Esther] Vernon Stough, of Chicago, and one brother, Ira Eichelberger, of Ansonia. [Her husband died 17 years previously.]

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Union City United Brethren church with Rev. R. B. Ditmyer officiating. Burial will be made in Teegarden cemetery, northeast of Union City.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the late residence where friends may call after 3 p. m. Saturday.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Former U. C. Resident, Mrs. Gusta Bailey, Dies In Indianapolis.

Mrs. Gusta (Klem) Bailey, of Indianapolis, died at her home after a prolonged illness at 5:45 a. m. today.

Surviving are the husband Carl, two children, Robert Klem and Mrs. Frances Smith of Indianapolis, four grandchildren and the mother, Mrs. Paul Klem who resides in Union City.

A former resident of Union City, Mrs. Bailey was at one time employed at Kirshbaum's and Mr. Bailey was a printer with the old Union City Times.

The body will be brought to Union City for burial in the local cemetery.

[Mrs. Augusta H. Baily was buried in the Union City cemetery. She was born in 1887.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

W. L. Chenoweth Dies In Hospital; Funeral Monday.

William L. Chenoweth, 79, retired Randolph county farmer, died at 11:50 o'clock Friday night at the Randolph County hospital from effects of a broken hip suffered in a fall at his home on East Washington street, Winchester, a week ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p. m. at the Maynard and Walker chapel in Winchester in charge of Rev. Fred Smith of Richmond and Rev. Laura Fetters. Burial will be in Fountain Park cemetery.

Survivors include the widow, Lillian; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Bradley of Redfield, S. D., and Mrs. Ralph Miller of Winchester; one son, Carl of Union City, and one brother, Ed of Chicago.

The body was removed to the Maynard and Walker funeral home in Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Lourinda Weimer Is Dead At 78; Body At Lynn.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lourinda Weimer, 78, who died Friday night at her home near Bloomingport, were to be announced at 4:30 p. m. today. The body has been taken to the Thomas funeral home at Lynn.

Survivors include the husband, Joshua; one daughter, Mrs. Clara Favorite of near Fountain City; five sons, Elmer of Marion, Ohio, Herman of Union City, Carl of Livermore, Calif., Murl of near Williamsburg, and Kenneth of near Muncie; one brother, Alfred Batten of Stanton, Mich.; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

[Funeral services were held Monday at the Lynn Nazarene church in charge of Rev. Melvin Cox, assisted by Rev. L. E. Tucker. Burial was in the Maxville cemetery.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

Versailles --- Military funeral services were held at Versailles Friday for Frank A. Baltes, 57-year-old Versailles veteran of world War I whose death occurred Wednesday in Dayton. Burial was in Frenchtown cemetery

Survivors include one brother, Edward Baltes, and two sisters, Bertha Baltes and Mrs. H. L. Pepiot, all of Versailles.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

Arcanum --- Mrs. Rose Belle Leper, 75, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Julian, in Arcanum. She also leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Rites were held Saturday at Arcanum, with burial in Abbottsville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 17, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Mrs. Esther Jane Klefeker, 85, of Greenville, died Thursday.

Survivors include four sons, Earl House, of Palestine; Homer, Seattle, Wash.; Russell, McKeesport, Pa., and Rolla, of Johnston, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Chloe Berner, of Phoenix, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday in Greenville with burial at Abbottsville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 19, 1946

Mother Of Ridgeville Man Dies In Muncie; Funeral Is Wednesday.

Muncie, Ind., Aug. 19 --- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hines Steward, 77, widow of William Steward, died at 10:55 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her son, Harry C. Hines, 1536 West Eighth street, following a seven-months' illness.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Perry Miller of Portland, and Mrs. Leland Wolfe and Mrs. Harry E. Smith, both of Muncie; two sons, Harry C. Hines and William Leroy Hines of Ridgeville; one brother, John L. Snow of Muncie; nineteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Piepho chapel. Burial will be in Elm Ridge cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 19, 1946

Awilda Smiley Passes Away; Rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Awilda Smiley,83, a resident of the North Salem community practically all her life, died Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Floyd, two miles west of Lightsville, near Union City, after a four weeks' illness from heart trouble.

Funeral services will be held at the son's residence at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. Earl Lantz officiating. Burial will be in the North Salem cemetery. The body has been removed from the Miller funeral home in Greenville to the late residence where friends may call.

Besides the son she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Mammie Matchett of North Salem, Mrs. Hallie Curtner of near Union City and Mrs. Velma Shifflet of Phoenix, Ariz.; two half-brothers, Clark and Grant Rathburn, both of Redkey; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Her husband, McCelland, preceded her in death in September of 1936.

[Miller Funeral Home Records state that she was born April 24, 1863 in Indiana, the daughter of William Lewis and Nancy Clough.]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 20, 1946

Noted County Resident Dies At Deerfield Home.

William M. Hawley, 80, prominent Randolph county resident, died Monday evening at his home in Deerfield following a lingering illness. He was a retired contractor.

Survivors include the widow, Ella; one daughter, Faye, at home; three sons, Jesse of Portland; Harvey of Denver, Colo.; and William, Jr. of Cambridge, Mass.; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Two children, Orla and Hazel, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Hawley will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Deerfield Methodist church in charge of Rev. Milton Persons. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

The body was removed to the Middleton funeral home in Ridgeville and will be returned to the home in Deerfield this evening where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 20, 1946

Darke County Death.

New Madison --- Mrs. Mary Peden, 76, widow of the late Charles Peden, died Friday at her home in New Madison, where she had been critically ill for the last week.

She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Grace Bosworth and Mrs. Mae Rexrode, both of New Madison; three sons, Denver, of Glen Karn; Fred, of Dayton, and Madison, Greenville; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Clara Schweigert, Arcanum, and Mrs. Emma Shumaker, West Manchester, and five brothers, Clifford Drew, Savona; William Drew, New Madison; Arthur Drew, Ansonia; James Drew, Brookville, and Chester Drew, Ludlow Falls.

Services were held Monday at Hollansburg, with burial in Hollansburg cemetery.

[Stutz-Sando-Storch Funeral Home Records state that she was born Sept. 19, 1869 at Delisle, OH, the daughter of James Drew (b. KY) and Lavina Lock (b. Preble Co., OH).]

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 21, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Funeral services were held Tuesday in Arcanum for Mrs. Clara F. Ford, 89, widow of the late Dr. Royston Ford, Greenville, whose death occurred Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. W. W. Wilson, Arcanum. Burial was at Abbottsville.

Mrs. Ford leaves three other sisters, Mrs. Philipanna Smith and Mrs. Deo Heeter, also of Arcanum, and Mrs. Alta Shank, of Cincinnati, and a brother, Dexter Albright.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 22, 1946

Lifelong Resident Of Winchester Dies At Hospital.

Mrs. Ethel May Bass, 60, wife of Ivan Bass, passed away at the Randolph County hospital at 10 p. m. Tuesday. She had been in failing health for over a year. She was born and lived all of her life in Winchester.

Surviving are the husband and one brother, Harry Thompson, of Winchester.

The body was removed to the Fraze and Diggs funeral home and will remain there until time for the services which will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Longtown, O., at 2 p. m. Friday, with Rev. Ed Bass officiating. Interment will be in the Bass cemetery in Longtown.

Mr. Bass, former custodian of the Davis (now Oliver) building, has been unable to work for the last several months due to a heart ailment.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 23, 1946

Mrs. Joseph Miller, Former Resident, Dies at Attica, Ind.

Mrs. Joseph R. Miller, 25, daughter-in-law of J. N. Miller, former manager of the Union City United Telephone office, died Wednesday evening at Attica, Ind., following an illness from pneumonia.

She had lived at Attica for the last year and while her husband was serving with the armed forces, Mrs. Miller for three years occasionally made her home in Union City with her parents on Howard street.

Services will be held Saturday morning at the Catholic church at Plymouth, Ind. Burial will probably be in the Plymouth cemetery.

Besides the husband she leaves a daughter, Jo Ann, and a one-week-old son, Joseph Edward; her parents and several brothers and sisters of Plymouth.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 23, 1946

Frank E. Eyer Dies At Home Near Union City.

Frank Edward Eyer, a 73-year-old resident of the Hillgrove community, southeast of Union City, died at 3:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his residence after a two year illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Eyer was born in Butler county, Ohio, December 12, 1872, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rube Eyer. He attended the Lebanon, Ohio, schools and was a graduate of Lebanon college. Mr. Eyer came to the Hillgrove community where he was married to Isabel Fry on July 10, 1896. For 34 years he was employed at the Grant Parent elevator in Hillgrove until his retirement eight years ago.

He was a member of the Hillgrove Federated church and Hillgrove grange.

Besides the wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Woodbury, of Union City, and Mrs. Emmet Helman, Greenville; two sons, Raymond Eyer, Park Ridge, Ill, and Devon Eyer, Los Angeles; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One daughter, Mrs. Alva Wagner, is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Eyer reared one granddaughter, Mrs. Ralph Bromagen.

The body will be removed from the Brooks and Sons funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Saturday.

Final rites will be held Monday at 1 p. m. at the Hillgrove church with Rev. H. G. Perry in charge, assisted by Rev. James M. Moore. Interment will be made in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 23, 1946

Darke County Death.

Laura --- Mrs. Ida Koler, 77, Laura, route one, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton where she had been a patient for several weeks.

Services were held at St. Rita's church at Shiloh Friday with burial in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 24, 1946

County Native Dies In Muncie Friday.

James L. Stephens, 83, of South Mulberry street, Muncie, died at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Ball hospital following an illness of several weeks. A native of Randolph county, Mr. Stephens had resided in Muncie several years.

He is survived by one brother, John Stephens, of Frankfort.

The body was removed to the Piepho funeral home in Muncie.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 24, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- William James Perry, 79, retired Greenville shoe merchant, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at his summer home at Beulah Beach on Lake Erie from the effects of a heart attack.

He is survived by his wife, Menta; two brothers, Charles Perry, of Richmond, and O. L. Perry, Greenville, route three, and a sister, Mrs. [Annabel] Jesse A. Ross, Greenville, route three.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Greenville with Rev. E. E. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, August 26, 1946

Meda Keys, 74, Dies At Hospital; Services Tuesday.

Funeral services for Meda Keys, 74, of 326 East North street, Winchester, who died at the Randolph County hospital at 11:48 p. m. Saturday, will be conducted at the Maynard and Walker mortuary in Winchester Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Ester Cook of New Castle, Ind., officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery.

Mrs. Keys had been ill for the past five months. She was born August 14, 1872 in Green county, Ohio, and moved to Randolph county when she was three years old. Her parents were John T. and Rebecca (Mullen) Wilson. She was the widow of the late John Luther Keys.

Survivors are two sons, Herman and Raymond, and one daughter, Mrs. Ada Cecil, all of Winchester; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence in Winchester until 1 p. m. Tuesday at which time the body will be removed to the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 27, 1946

Death Claims Losantville Man; Rites Wednesday.

Funeral services for Winfield Hutchens, 76 years old, of Losantville, who died Monday morning at the Henry County hospital, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Methodist church in Losantville. Interment will be in the Losantville cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Teddy, of Losantville; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Hicks of Elkin, N. C.; Mrs. Vic Thornburg and Mrs. Cora McGinnis, both of Muncie; and one granddaughter.

Friends may call at the residence in Losantville at any time.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 27, 1946

Death Claims Mother Of Union City Man; Services Wednesday.

Mrs. Vernie Lou Oswalt, 64, mother of Roscoe (Ted) Oswalt, of Union City, died Sunday evening at the home of Mrs. John Ware in Greenville where she had resided the past eight months. Her death was caused by a stroke she suffered one week ago.

Mrs. Oswalt was a Gold Star mother, having had one son, Walter, killed three years ago in aerial combat over Burma while serving with the army air forces.

She leaves five other sons, Forest of Van Wert; Charles of Troy; Russell, Dayton; Orville, Bradford, and Ralph of New Weston; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Hoover of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Frank Gheen of Tipp City, and Mrs. Elmer Baker, Arcanum; 26 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

There are also two sisters, Mrs. Ben Elliston, Versailles, and Mrs. Walter Shultx, of West Alexandria, and one brother, Russell Garrison, of Bradford. Her husband, the late Charles Oswalt, died several years ago [May 1944]. At that time the family lived in Ansonia.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Zechar funeral home in Greenville with Rev. Leroy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the old Teegarden cemetery near Union City. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Tuesday, August 27, 1946

Native Of Ridgeville, Charles H. Wright, 58, Dies In Louisiana.

Shreveport, La., Aug. 27 --- Funeral services were held here Saturday for Charles H. Wright, 58, who died at 12:05 a. m. yesterday at a local sanitarium. Mr. Wright, who had been manager of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass company in Shreveport 16 years, suffered a stroke last Wednesday at his home, 575 Oneonta street.

He had not been ill before that time. Mr. Wright, Mrs. Wright, and their son, Ned C. Wright, had planned to leave yesterday for a vacation trip to their former home at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

A native of Ridgeville, Ind., Mr. Wright was general manager of the Pittsburgh Glass company plants at Clarksburg, W. Va., and Mt. Vernon, Ohio, for about 20 years prior to coming to Shreveport. He was a member of the Methodist church at Mt. Vernon, a member of the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving besides the widow and son include two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Brown of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Addie Barrett, Ridgeville.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 28, 1946

Prominent Jay County Farmer Dies In Saratoga.

Fred Miller, 78, prominent Jay county farmer, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Saratoga, where he moved four years ago. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday while enroute to his home from a visit to Portland.

Surviving are the widow, Emma; two daughters, Goldie and Hazel Miller, both of Portland; three sons, Forrest and Basil, both of Portland, and Emmett, of Fort Wayne; four step-sons, Lorenzo Sipe of Ridgeville, and Erl, Herschel and Merle Sipe, all of Saratoga; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Miller will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Saratoga United Brethren church with Rev. Dewey Zent officiating. Burial will be in the Reitenour cemetery.

The body has been returned to the residence from the Baird funeral home in Portland where friends may call.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Wednesday, August 28, 1946

Carrie Harshman Dies At Home Near Haysville.

Mrs. Carrie Frances Harshman, 74, a resident of the Union City community since early childhood, passed away at her home on route four near Haysville at 3:30 a. m. Wednesday, following a two-week illness from a complication of diseases.

Mrs. Harshman was born near Vandalia, Ill., on March 23, 1872, daughter of Senate and Ann Hindsley-Kelly, and the family came to Union City when she was 10 months old. She attended the Mangas school at New Lisbon and was married to Ray S. Harshman in Union City June 9, 1900. He preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Harshman attended the Lisbon Church of Christ.

Surviving are three sons, Omar and Floyd Harshman, of Union City, route four, and Merle Harshman, Union City, route two; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Enos Bennett and Mrs. Elmer Marsh, both of Union City, route four.

The body has been removed to the Fraze funeral home where friends may call after 12 o'clock noon Thursday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the Lisbon church with Rev. J. A. Watson in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 29, 1946

Son Of Former U. C. Resident Is Dead.

Word has been received here of the accidental death of Clarence Heron, which occurred at Indianola, Nebraska, on August 22. The message stated that death resulted from injuries sustained in a swimming accident.

The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mr. Bert Heron, also of Indianola. His mother formerly lived in Union City. He also leaves a wife and two children. Funeral services were conducted last Monday at Indianola.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Thursday, August 29, 1946

N. K. Coblentz Passes Away In Union City.

After a two week's serious illness from complications, Nathan K. Coblentz, 72, died at 1:50 p. m. Wednesday at his home, 811 East Elm street, Union City. He had been in failing health for the last five years.

A lifetime resident of Union City and vicinity, Mr. Coblentz as born north of the city October 3, 1873, son of Norman Austin and Mary E. Sutton-Coblentz. He attended the school near his home and was married to Sylvia Cain at Sidney, Ohio, March 26, 1910. He followed the occupation of farming until five years ago when failing health compelled his retirement. Mr. Coblentz and family moved from the country to the Elm street address last November. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren.

Besides the wife, he leaves two daughters, Miss Marceille Coblentz, at home, and Mrs. Simon Rhoades, Union City, route one; six sons, Lonnie, of Lightsville; Raymond and Wayne Coblentz, Union City; Glen, at home; Robert, of Versailles, and Floyd, of Greenville, and eight grandchildren.

Also surviving are five brothers, Jesse and Charles Coblentz, of Union City; Harry, of Greenville; John, of Versailles, and N. A. Coblentz, of Portland, Oregon; and five sisters, Mrs. Ola Penrod, Versailles; Mrs. Martha Mock and Mrs. Lillie Midlam, both of Redkey; Mrs. Ava Hampshire, of Union City, and Mrs. Emma Cain, whose residence is in California.

Last rites will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Union City Church of the Brethren, in charge of Rev. Raymond O. Shank of Covington, Ohio, assisted by Rev. D. G. Berkebile. Interment will be at New Lisbon.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Friday, August 30, 1946

Former County Man Dies At Home In Atlanta, Ind.

Relatives in Winchester have been notified of the death of William J. Fischer, which occurred at his home in Atlanta, Ind. Wednesday.

Mr. Fischer lived in and near Winchester as a young man. He was employed at the old Knecht and Thomas Pump company and later with the Knapp Supply company in Union City.

Relatives who will attend the funeral Saturday afternoon at the Shafer funeral home in Arcadia, Ind., are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Frazier, Miss Emma Meyer, Mrs. Joe Funk, Mrs. Harry U. Davis and Mrs. Alma Price, all of Winchester.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 31, 1946

Fred Pursley, Veterinarian At Modoc, Dies.

Dr. Fred E. Pursley, 70, Modoc veterinarian for thirty years, died at 9:15 o'clock Friday night in the Henry County hospital, where he had been a patient one week. He had been in ill health for several years.

Surviving are the widow, Gertrude; one son, Everett, of Modoc; one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Hinshaw, of Winchester.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Modoc Methodist church in charge of Rev. Walter Rees. Burial will be in the Riverside cemetery.

Friends may call at the residence in Modoc.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 31, 1946

Darke County Death.

Gettysburg --- E. Mack Horner, 58, a lifelong resident of Gettysburg, died Wednesday. Several years ago Horner managed the shoe department in the Palace store in Greenville and later operated a bakery at Gettysburg.

He leaves his mother, Mrs. Harry Horner, and three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Boyer and Mrs. Hazel Etter, both of Gettysburg, and Mrs. Helen Ruegsegger, Dayton.

Services were held Saturday afternoon in Gettysburg, with burial in the cemetery there.

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Union City Times-Gazette, Saturday, August 31, 1946

Darke County Death.

Greenville --- Roll W. Mann, 71, veteran Greenville music teacher and orchestra leader, died Wednesday at his residence there following a paralytic stroke he suffered on August 20. In 1919 he was elected as Darke county recorder and held that office until 1923. He was director of the Greenville city band for 30 years and helped to organize orchestras in several Darke county churches.

His immediate survivors include his wife, Iona Mann; one son, James H. Mann, and a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Baker, both of Greenville.

Services were held in Greenville Saturday afternoon with burial in the Greenville cemetery.

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